The conflict between Disney and people who support traditional family values is intensifying in the wake of the Parental Rights in Education Bill recently passed in Florida, and it may turn into an all-out war as both sides push their viewpoints.
“The entertainment giant has been feeding social leftism into the minds of young audiences for a while, but now Disney has dropped all pretenses and is openly bragging about it,” the Federalist wrote earlier this month.
It seems that Disney is poised to drop all pretense of family- and kid-friendliness in favor of shoving their LGBT agenda down everyone’s throats, and they are no longer even trying to pretend otherwise.
Disney executive Latoya Raveneau bragged in a leaked video that she had a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and that no one tried to stop her from adding LGBT couples and innuendo into recent Disney movies like the live-action Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story 4, and the soon-to-be-released Lightyear, which features a same-sex kiss.
President of Disney General Entertainment Karey Burke said she has a goal for 50% of characters in shows and movies to be minorities or LGBT by the end of the current year. This would likely be a wild over-representation of the LGBT population in society today.
But Disney doesn’t care about that. They just want to “normalize” LGBT lifestyles and behaviors for the youngest children so that no one will ever think to question it when they are adults.
If you thought that relatively conservative CEO Bob Chapek would bring Disney back to its traditional roots, you are sadly mistaken. Chapek has come out swinging over the Florida bill and is firmly on the LGBT bandwagon with everyone else in power at Disney.
The theme parks even changed their greetings from “boys and girls” or “ladies and gentlemen” to “dreamers of all ages.” This would not be that big of a deal except that it was expressly done to accommodate a growing number of gender identities adopted by some in the LGBT community.
Stop grooming children
It’s not that parents are against the LGBT community–most of them are not. But they don’t want their kids being exposed to this type of confusing and sexualized behavior when they are not old enough to understand it.
Many conservatives have adopted the term “grooming” to describe what companies like Disney are doing to children–a term with understandably negative connotations that describes an effort to make children more likely to engage in certain behaviors or accept them.
Disney has already seen an impact from its comments about the Florida bill and leadership’s comments about LGBT characters.
Disney stock fell almost 11% last week and is down 20% on the month so far, showing that at least some subscribers and visitors are willing to pull their support from the parks and the Disney+ streaming service because of its actions.